Helpful Links

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria - Peak community body within the Victorian youth sector. Auspices the VicSRC.

Connect - Bi-monthly Australian magazine supporting student participation.

Second Strike - SRC training days tailor made to suit your SRC and 'Form One Lane', the Professional Development Seminar for SRC Teacher Advisers.

Australian Student Participation Resource and Information Network (ASPRIN) - a loose alliance of organisations and individuals within Australia who provide support to primary and secondary students' active participation in school governance and curriculum.

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria - Supporting Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools.

YouthLaw - Youthlaw is the first specialist young people's community legal centre in Victoria. We provide free and confidential legal advice to young people up to the age of 25.

Parents Vic - Parents Victoria is a statewide democratic organisation representing parents of students in Victorian government schools.

Victorian Parents Council Inc - Information and representation for parents for non-government school parents

VICCSO - VICCSO provides advice and support to State School Councils across Victoria. It is an independent, democratic organisation of over 500 school councils working towards achieving the best possible education for all in Victorian Government schools

Australian Education Union - Victorian Branch - The body representing Victorian teachers stiving for a high quality and accessible education system.

Bullying. No Way! - Created by Education Communities from across Australia to tackle bullying. Includes resources for students, parents and teachers, as well as forums, a chill out space and places to contribute your own ideas

Student Youth Network (SYN FM) - Student/Youth media organisation that operates a full-time Melbourne community radio station (90.7 FM) and 5 hours of live television per week (on Channel 31).

SPRESS - A newspaper about students issues run by students for students.

ruMaD? - Are You Making a Difference? school-based program to support students to undertake projects and approaches that make a difference in their schools and communities.

Civics and Citizenship Education - Sponsored by the federal Department for Education and Training this website contains resources, and information, for teachers, students and parents involved in civics and citizenship education.

Youth Central - youthcentral is the Victorian Government's web-based initiative for young people aged 12-25, filled to overflowing with great information and articles

Victorian Department of Education and Training - Home page of the Victorian Department of Education.

Australian Youth Research Centre - Conducts research into issues affecting young people, including youth participation. Based at The University of Melbourne.

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies - Australian clearinghouse of information and resources about everything 'youth'. A valuable starting point for everything!

NSW State SRC - Statewide peak organisation of Student Representative Councils in NSW - supported by the NSW Department of Education

PASTA - NSW-based Professional Association of SRC Teacher Advisers - contains resources and information. This has now stopped trading, but their website still has useful information.

English Secondary Students Association (ESSA) - Peak and coordinating organisation of secondary students in England.

OBESSU - The Organising Bureau of European Secondary Student Unions - the coordinating body between secondary student organisations across Europe.

SoundOut - US-based organisation promoting authentic student voice and engagement.

Consulting Pupils About Teaching and Learning - UK-based research and documentation project about 'student voice'.

Fire-Starter - Environmental organisation: supports 'kids teaching kids' approaches